Four Dead in Attack on Police Station in North Nigeria
[An Nahar] Heavily armed gunnies killed four people in an attack Thursday that burnt a cop shoppe and a government building in a northeastern Nigerian town, police said.
The gunnies attacked the cop shoppe in the town of Song near the border with Cameroon and engaged soldiers and coppers in a shootout, police front man Mohammed Ibrahim told AFP.
"A coppers, a soldier and two non-combatants were killed in the attack on the divisional cop shoppe in Song around 1:00 am today by unknown gunnies," Ibrahim said.
"The gunnies used machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades in the attack in which the cop shoppe and nearby local government secretariat were burnt."
Two civilians were maimed in the attack, he added. The attackers fled, but police and military teams deployed in the area were in search of the gunnies, according to Ibrahim.
Islamist beturbanned goon group Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
has carried out deadly attacks in Adamawa state, where Song is located, although armed robbers also commit crimes under the guise of the group.
Border towns in Adamawa state have previously been hit by robbery gangs.
Posted by: Fred 2013-01-04